• Katarzyna Kosior
Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)


The conclusion sums up the main arguments of the book and emphasises that understanding European royal culture is impossible without including central and eastern Europe. Royal weddings are crucial to our analysis of royal networks, because being part of the European marriage market marked a monarch’s belonging to Europe. The conclusion also suggests areas in which more research is needed, such as a study of post-1572 queenship to examine the impact of free elections on Polish queens and ceremony. Finally, the chapter traces the afterlife of Sigismund the Old’s prayer book, where he and Bona recorded the births of their children, as it was passed down from the Jagiellonians to the Vasas, Sobieskis, Stuarts and Hanoverians, demonstrating the durability of royal networks established and perpetuated with inter-dynastic marriages that encompassed Europe.

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  • Katarzyna Kosior
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  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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